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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Jan 27, 2005 12:59am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Tell US Copyright Office to let you use orphan works!

Scanning the LOC documents of copyright renewals is already happening.

Here's one such site:
http://www.ibiblio.org/ccer/

Since it's mostly Project Gutenberg folks who did the work, the scanned documents refer only to books and articles - not motion pictures or sound.

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This post was modified by AV Geek Skip on 2005-01-27 08:59:49

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Jan 27, 2005 3:19am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Tell US Copyright Office to let you use orphan works!

This project appears very heroic but Sisyphian. When I last saw it several years ago they were in the 20's and they still are. There is also no database, I'm not sure if that's because they haven't gotten around to it or if the entries are done in free text. If the latter is the case then the work is significantly lessened in value.

I hope that things like the Archive and Google's book scanning embarass the Copyright Office into digitizing the records themselves. Lessig is speaking at LoC in March with the head of the Copyright Office, that bodes well.